Today's guest is Rev. Mark Randle, uber-Tennessee fan and Associate Pastor at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church in Lexington. Tates Creek Prebsyterian (or TCPC), is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination formed from the merger of several others a few decades ago. The PCA adheres to the Reformed faith, a major branch of Western Protestant Christianity that follows the theological tradition and forms of Christian practice of John Calvin and other Reformation-era theologians.
Mark and I have been friends for about 10 years, when our then five-year-old daughters played on the same soccer team, when I was still a Methodist pastor and he was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. I've said this before, but he was one of my relatively few Protestant ministry friends who wasn't "weirded out" and didn't treat me any differently when I told him I was becoming Catholic. And all this goodness from a Tennessee fan? Inconceivable!
We'll be talking today about...
- Politics and Christianity--how should they meet?
- The challenge of preaching about financial giving
- Who got the better coaching hire, UK w/ Mark Stoops or Tennessee w/ Butch Jones
- Rounds of dueling Dial-a-Catechism (Catholics use the Catechism of the Catholic Church and TCPC uses the Westminster Catechism)